AstroMcGill Episode 63 – Kendrick Smith



We discussed the large-scale structure of the Universe and how we can understand it from observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background emission, the relic light from the formation of the Universe.

Guest: Kendrick Smith

Hosts: Robert Archibald and Gabrielle Simard

Duration: 13 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan


AstroMcGill Episode 61 – Laurens Keek



In this podcast, we talked about the nuclear explosion happening on the surface of neutron star, and how these objects located thousands of light years away can be used to better understand nuclear physics.

Guest: Laurens Keek

Hosts: Sebastien Guillot

Duration: 20 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan


AstroMcGill Episode 60 – Gilles Fontaine



We talked about white dwarf stars, and the possible existence of planets around them.

Guest: Gilles Fontaine (Université de Montréal)

Hosts: Sebastien Guillot and Gabrielle Simard 

Duration: 22 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan


AstroMcGill Episode 59 – Sara Seager



Sara Seager was one of the invited guest of the Lorne Trottier 2014 Public Science Symposium, and we had the chance for record a podcast with her. The topic of this episode was the search for planets outside of our Solar System, including planets that could be hosting life, and how we would detect those planets.

Guest: Sara Seager

Hosts: Sean Griffin and Sebastien Guillot

Duration: 26 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan


AstroMcGill Episode 58 – Jim Bell



During his visit for the Lorne Trottier 2014 Public Science Symposium, we had the chance to sit with Jim Bell for an AstroMcGill podcast We talked about exploration of the Solar System, and his involvement with Mars exploration missions.

Guest: Jim Bell (Arizona State University and Planetary Society)

Hosts: Robert Archibald and Sean Griffin

Duration: 30 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan


AstroMcGill Episode 57 – Marc Delvin



We discussed galaxy clusters, the growth of large scale structure in the Universe, and Marc’s work on the MUSTANG 2 detector at the Green Bank Telescope.

Guest: Marc Delvin (U. of Pennsynvania)

Hosts: Sebastien Guillot and Robert Archibald

Duration: 24 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan

 


AstroMcGill Episode 56 – Kyle Story



During this episode, we talked about his PhD research work on the observations of the gravitational lensing of the cosmic microwave background with the South Pole Telescope.

Guest: Kyle Story (U. of Chicago)

Hosts: Sebastien Guillot and Gabrielle Simard

Duration: 15 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan

 


AstroMcGill Episode 55 – Julie Lavacek-Larrondo



Following her lecture for the Physical Society Colloquium at McGill, we recorded this episode during which we talked about supermassive black-holes and active galactic nuclei.

Guest: Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo (U. Montreal)

Hosts: Sebastien Guillot and Gabrielle Simard

Duration: 19 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan

 

 


AstroMcGill Episode 54 – Wladimir Lyra



Welcome to the 4th season of the AstroMcGill Podcasts. This week with Wladimir Lyra, we discussed how gases and tiny rocks around a star combine to form the different objects of a planetary system.

Guest: Wladimir Lyra (CalTech/JPL)

Hosts: Sebastien Guillot and Dave Tsang

Duration: 20 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan